Nicola Conte ‎– Other Directions

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Each format has exclusive tracks:
CD exclusive: "The In-Between".
LP exclusive: "Waltz Of The Sirens", "Bohemian's Dilemma".

Tracklist

Sea And Sand 3:58
Wanin Moon 4:54
Nefertiti 6:19
Impulso 4:30
A Time For Spring 3:55
Kind Of Sunshine 5:40
Aphrodite's Dream 4:32
Several Shades Of Dawn 3:36
The Dharma Bums 4:50
All Gone 4:09
Other Directions 5:53
The In-Between 4:03
Le Départ 4:05

Versions (8)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
4738192 Nicola Conte Other Directions(CD, Album, Copy Prot., Dig) Blue Note 4738192 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
SCLP 386 Nicola Conte Other Directions (Volume 1 & 2)(2xLP, Album, 180) Schema SCLP 386 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
4738192 Nicola Conte Other Directions - Volume 1(LP, Album) Blue Note 4738192 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
TOCP-67508 Nicola Conte Other Directions(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) Blue Note TOCP-67508 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
07243-473819 2-8 Nicola Conte Other Directions(CD, Album, Promo) Capitol Records 07243-473819 2-8 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
ZZ-04GP0001439 Nicola Conte Other Directions(CD, Album, Unofficial) Par Media Music ZZ-04GP0001439 Russia 2004 Sell This Version
SCCD 386 Nicola Conte Other Directions(2xCD, Album, RE) Schema SCCD 386 Italy 2010 Sell This Version
4738192 Nicola Conte Other Directions(CD, Album, Unofficial) Blue Note (2) 4738192 Unknown Sell This Version

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ccj

ccj

December 30, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Other Directions, 2xCD, Album, RE, SCCD 386
Something surprisingly uncommented upon.

Track "Other Directions" is an ode to The Tubby Hayes Quintet "Down In The Village", from album of same title "Down In The Village" (Fontana, 1963).

Also, "Le Départ" is a cover of Krzysztof Komeda's track of the same name, taken from the OST of the Jerzy Skolimowski film "Le Départ (Bande Originale Du Film De Jerzy Skolimowski)" (1967).
dlgale1974

dlgale1974

April 7, 2015
referencing Other Directions, CD, Album, Copy Prot., Dig, 4738192

More mature than his previous outings, on the whole this is more straight ahead jazz, fairly enjoyable, the title track is my favourite.
scoundrel

scoundrel

September 22, 2008
referencing Other Directions, CD, Album, Copy Prot., Dig, 4738192

Nicola Conte moves from his electronic-jazz hybrid to a more full-on jazz album with _Other Directions_. The summery vibe still remains, but Conte eschews the exotic locales of _Bossa Per Due_ for a more straightforward groove (though the Brazilian vibe lives on "Sea and Sand". "Wanin'Moon," for example, has a classic structure, replete with sailing vocals, while "Impulso" surges forward with a quick step rhythm. "Kind of Sunshine" brings in the house kick-drum, it's only appearance on an otherwise sedate album. If anything, Nicola Conte and Koop have the same aesthetic: keep it mellow, keep it pleasant, keep it sensuous. And that's always a step in the right direction. "Aphrodite’s Dream" soothes like a Swedish massage, while "The Dharma Bums" feels like a summer drive along the Italian coastline. The title track takes its own journey on the double bass and sax. But it’s Conte’s cover of Krzysztof Komeda’s "Le Depart" that really travels the distance, stretching, as it does, from Poland to France. Any direction is a good one to take with this album.